A 7-1 push through the first half of the regular season landed the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team in the no. 3 spot in the state Class C rankings, so it deserved a chance to unwind a bit.
Indeed, the Lakers sat for a week following its 14-5 win over Marcellus on April 16, not returning until Saturday's non-league encounter with Central Square, from the Class A ranks, at the Fenner Street complex.
Some return from a long break and show some rust - but not the Lakers, who flourished in the first quarter and went on to beat the Red Hawks 14-5.
In those first 12 minutes, Cazenovia attacked hard, not letting up until it enjoyed a 6-1 lead. From there, the rest of the game was spent nursing that margin - and growing it, the Lakers outscoring Central Square in each period.
Connor Cannizzaro had a role in more than half the Lakers' scoring plays, finishing with five goals and four assists, while his older brother, Sean, also managed four assists to go with his pair of tallies.
Mason Powell and Joe Nardella each matched Sean Cannizzaro's two-goal output, Powell adding a pair of assists. Brad Nardella had a goal and assist as John Greacen and Alan Baldwin also converted. Ben Romagnoli had a particularly good game in goal, recording 16 saves.
Cazenovia ends its five-game homestand Tuesday, against LaFayette, and then takes another week off until it returns to the road May 3 to play Onondaga.